On 11 August Venus trines Pluto, which is a lovely sexy energy that is very hard to resist. Pluto is currently retrograde so this transit is likely to promote the integration of the shadow self within relationships. For more on Pluto retrograde you can read my in-depth article here.
On the same day Mercury briefly opposes retrograde Jupiter, which can make us a bit mouthy and opinionated. We can also feel a bit overwhelmed by options, or opportunities may arise that we aren’t in the right head space to take advantage of.
Venus trine Pluto promotes transformation within the social sphere and enables easy resolution of conflict and power struggles. Pluto rules death and endings and this transit supports our ability to let go of things that are no longer serving us, (and indeed things that were serving us pretty well!), in order to allow new ways of living and being to emerge.
With Venus still in Virgo this transit may bring up feelings of passionate devotion to another. This can be a wonderful energy so long as it is reciprocated. Be wary of one-sided situations where all the acts of service are coming from you. Conversely if someone is hung-up on you but you don’t feel the same be sure to let them know, gently.
Venus trine Pluto is also one of my favourite energies for sexy play and deep intimacy. Whether your in a long-term relationship or just meeting someone it can feel very intense. Just be careful not to read too much into it. Connections formed during this transit are unlikely to last very long.
How will Venus trine Pluto affect you?
Those with planets or points between 22 and 28 degrees of the Earth or Water signs will benefit most from this transit. If this is you, look to see which house the two are traveling through in your natal chart. This will give you a better idea of which areas of your life the transit if likely to impact most.
If you don’t have one yet, you can get a free birth chart at astro.com. To understand how to read your birth chart, and follow the transits in your own life, download my free ebook The Language of Astrology.
I love hearing how you’re experiencing the transits. Share your thoughts on the Venus trine Pluto in the comments below.